Tuesday, January 03, 2006

How To Read Sexism And Racism (And the New York Times)

David Brooks finds a cover for his misogyny and racism:

"The Larry Summers flap produced an outpouring of work on the neurological differences between men and women. I'd especially recommend "The Inequality Taboo" by Charles Murray in Commentary and a debate between Steven Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke in the online magazine Edge.

One of the findings of this research is that men are more interested in things and abstract rules while women are more interested in people. (You can come up with your own Darwinian explanation as to why.)"

(David Brooks, "The Year of Domesticity," The New York Times).


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